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Fantasy Analysis: The Los Angeles Kings have traded Teddy Purcell and a third-round pick to Tampa Bay for Jeff Halpern.

 

 

The Kings get: a hustling third liner who can sub in on the second line in a pinch if needed.


The Lightning get: a third round pick is decent return. A player with Purcell's upside is a great return. Soft or not, he has toughened up over the last two years, though he still has a way to go. He is a potential top six forward who needed to go to a team with room. This fits him like a glove.

 

Fantasy Players Impacted: Purcell went from waiver fodder in roto leagues and a dropsy in keeper leagues to worth a pick up in both leagues. While I wouldn't expect more than eight or nine points for the rest of this year, he makes a nice dark horse for next campaign. A huge dark horse if he can slip in with one of their big guns.


Players this deal helps, in order:

1. Teddy Purcell

2. Big Gap

103. Vincent Lecavalier (another player to try on his line - may work, may not)

104. Oscar Moller (and other youngsters in the Kings organization)


Players this deal hurts, in order:

1. None.



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STONE. said:

STONE.
... I know -- funny how fantasy makes the difference. I remember the case being similar when Stralman was dealt (both times).
March 03, 2010
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Dobber said:

Dobber
... I know - the regular media doesn't see what us fantasy geeks see and care about. So they hype Halpern for 15 minutes and then mention Purcell as an afterthought. Meanwhile, I go from not bothering to do an analysis, to suddenly getting right on this analysis once I see the name Purcell
March 03, 2010
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STONE. said:

STONE.
... Love how this started as a Halpern trade and turned to a Purcell trade.
March 03, 2010
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